Post-2020 International Biodiversity Governance Initiative


For a more efficient framework

The 2019-2020 period will be crucial for renewing international biodiversity governance. While biodiversity erosion continues, everywhere in the world, States are currently negotiating the future global framework that will succeed the current United Nations “Strategic Plan” for Biodiversity (2011-2020) and should be adopted at COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will be held in China (Kunming, capital of Yunnan). This framework should enable the renewal of the objectives of the international community and, above all, to lay the groundwork for a new functioning of international biodiversity governance.

Indeed, we are coming to terms with two successive decades of failing to achieve very ambitious objectives aimed at slowing down the loss of biodiversity, losses that have in fact accelerated everywhere, and in all types of ecosystems. Two major changes are necessary for the future of international governance: the future governance framework must facilitate more active participation in the necessary transformations of the economic sectors that are most directly responsible for biodiversity loss, and the future framework must be reinforced in terms of accountability and the monitoring of commitment implementation.

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